Vendsyssel FF

Vendsyssel Forenede Fodboldklubber is a professional football club based in Hjørring, Denmark. The team competes in the Danish 1st Division, the second tier of Danish football. The club plays home matches at Nord Energi Arena, which has a capacity of 7,500.[1] The club is playing on a license from Hjørring IF, which used to belong to FC Hjørring. The club is a cooperation between Hjørring IF and Frederikshavn fI.[2]

Vendsyssel FF
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Full nameVendsyssel Forenede Fodboldklubber
Short nameVFF
Founded1886; 135 years ago (1886), as Hjørring Gymnastikforening
Newest reformation in 2013; 8 years ago (2013), as Vendsyssel FF
GroundNord Energi Arena, Hjørring
Capacity7,500[1]
ChairmanJacob Andersen
ManagerHenrik Pedersen
LeagueDanish 1st Division
2020–2110th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The roots of Vendsyssel FF can be traced to 9 November 1886, where Hjørring Gymnastikforening was founded. After multiple mergers, the club was named Hjørring IF in 1921.[3] The club's existence has been marked by relative anonymity, bouncing between the lower divisions of the Danish football pyramid. Renamed FC Hjørring in 2006, the club, however, soon found success, secured promotion in their 2009–10 Danish 2nd Divisions campaign. This meant their first promotion to the Danish 1st Division, the second tier in the Danish football league system.

In May 2013, the Danish Football Association announced that FC Hjørring's licence would be revoked due to poor economy, resulting in a relegation to the Danish 2nd Divisions.[4] FC Hjørring appealed the decision, which was successful, as the Danish Football Association assessed that the financial situation had improved sufficiently in order to renew the licence for the 2010-11 Danish 1st Division.[5][6]

On 24 June 2013, FC Hjørring announced a merger with Frederikshavn fI, which would subsequently change the name of the club to Vendsyssel FF.[7] On 3 March 2014, Frederikshavn fI officially announced that they would step out of the merger on the senior level, but that they intended to continue a partnership with Vendsyssel FF on the youth level.[8]

In the summer of 2018 the club earned its first promotion to the highest tier in Danish football by beating Lyngby BK in two games in the Superliga playoffs, after losing in the playoffs the year before to AC Horsens. They only lasted one season in the Superliga, however, as they were relegated the following season.[9]

StadiumEdit

Vendsyssel FF's Nord Energi Arena, more popularly known as Hjørring Stadion, was opened in 1930 and went through renovations in 2014. Besides being the home ground for Vendsyssel FF, it also functions as home ground for nine-time Danish women's football league winners, Fortuna Hjørring.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 September 2021[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SWE Lukas Jonsson
2 DF   FRA Terence Baya
3 DF   COD Delphin Tshiembe
4 DF   NED Thomas Oude Kotte
5 DF   DEN Mads Greve
6 MF   DEN Mikkel Wohlgemuth
7 FW   DEN Lucas Jensen
8 MF   NED Jelle van der Heyden
9 FW   DEN Lasse Steffensen
10 FW   CIV Tiémoko Konaté
11 FW   DEN Christoffer Boateng
12 DF   DEN Tobias Damsgaard
14 MF   DEN Zander Hyltoft
15 DF   NED Xandro Schenk
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 GK   DEN Nicolai Vistisen
17 MF   DEN Martin Dong
18 DF   DEN Thomas Christiansen
19 FW   AUS Panos Armenakas
20 MF   SWE Diego Montiel
21 FW   DEN Anton Søjberg
22 DF   DEN Rune Frantsen
23 MF   DEN Jeppe Pedersen (on loan from AaB)
24 GK   DEN Emil Kobberup
66 MF   BDI Parfait Bizoza
77 FW   DEN Wessam Abou Ali
MF   DEN Tobias Christensen
DF   EST Henri Järvelaid

Youth/reserve players in use 2021-22Edit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   DEN Philip Fisker
DF   DEN Ruben Winther
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   DEN Daniel Tronsgård Jensen
MF   DEN Kristian Kjæhr

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player

Former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nord Energi Arena, tilskuertal, rekorder og udvikling i Superligaen". superstats.dk. SuperStats. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. ^ "FC Hjørring skifter navn til Vendsyssel FF" (in Danish). FC Hjørring. June 24, 2013. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "FC Hjørring kan skrive historie" (in Danish). danskfodbold.com. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Licens til alle Superligaklubber" (in Danish). DBU. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ "FC Hjørring anker tvangsnedrykning" (in Danish). Tipsbladet. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  6. ^ "FC Hjørring forbliver i Nordic Bet Ligaen" (in Danish). DBU. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  7. ^ "FC Hjørring bliver til Vendsyssel FF" (in Danish). Tipsbladet. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Fælleshold sendt til hjørne" (in Danish). Nordjyske. 3 March 2014. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Nedrykning er en kendsgerning" (in Danish). Vendsyssel FF. 2 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Spillere".

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